· Details of Chicksands' religious
beginnings and 400 years of co-ed but separated monastic life to the
16th Century seizure by King Henry 8th; historic origins of the
"Rosetta-the-Ghost" legend; Chicksands' communications
· Chicksands as an
aristocratic estate: most completely researched and detailed history
of Sir Peter Osborne and daughter Dorothy's experiences during the
English Civil War; a love story worth knowing; examination of
Dorothy's letters to Sir William Temple, her future husband.
· Chicksands' important
links to Colonial America and the American War for Independence: Sir
Danvers Osborn, Baronet of Chicksands Priory as Royal Governor of New
York and an analysis of his mysterious and tragic death;
Revolutionary War service of Sir Danvers' vengeful son, Sir George,
who disembarked in New York City wearing a Redcoat - right after
publication of the Declaration of Independence. Sir George's contact
with General Washington on a most awful subject.
· Chicksands reverts to
Crown ownership as the clouds of World War II gather; operational
history of the RAF "Y Service" at Chicksands and details of
signals interception and analysis of German, Italian and even
Japanese radio signals; many first-person stories. Analysis of the
two Luftwaffe air raids against Chicksands in 1940.
· Cold War history of the
USAF at RAF Chicksands from 1950 to 1995: operational details of
signals collection, analysis and reporting; origin of the Fighting
Chick; full documentation of the USAF's drawdown and closing
ceremonies; demolition of the FLR-9 "Elephant Cage."
· A new chapter of the book
added for the 3rd Edition on the UK Defence Intelligence &
Security Centre and on the British Army Intelligence Corps at
Chicksands; restoration of the Priory with many up-to-date photos.
· Special annex containing
personal reminiscences of many Americans living and working at
Chicksands and in England.
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